Thursday, September 11, 2008

Food Security series - WEP

One of the focus intervention for ADRA Malawi is Food Security. The Women Empowerment Project (WEP), works in Mulanje and is supported by ADRA Swedan and the Swedish Government.

The main objective of the project is to assist in removing barriers to the development of communities through focusing on gender issues and promotion of human rights, improvement of health and creation of income generating activities. The project aims at supporting women to become self reliant.

Food security is one of the fundamental elments of the project. Targeted households are provided with improved seed varieties and are trained in improved farming technologies; are equally supported with animal production training and goats. In addition, households ara trained in improved food preparation methods to improve their nutritional status.

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